Smoke treatments in the coffee industry

tratamiento de humos en la industria cafetera

Smoke treatments in the coffee industry

If you are a passionate about coffee, you are probably  acquainted with the roasting and ground coffee processes. But have you ever wondered how the smokes produced during these processes are handled? The management of smoke treatment in the coffee industry is an essential and often overlooked part of coffee production. Let’s take a look at why.

Why is Fume Treatment Essential ?

Coffee roasting processes generate smokes which containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulates, which can be harmful to the environment and human health if not properly treated. In addition, environmental regulations in many countries require that these fumes be treated prior to their release into the air.

So what does smoke treatment involve? In simple terms, it is the process of removing or reducing the contaminants present in the fumes prior to their release into the environment.

Fume Treatment Techniques in the Coffee Industry

There are several techniques used for the treatment of smokes in the coffee industry. the most common are following :

  1. Particulate filters: These devices remove solid particles from the smokes, allowing only the clean gas to be released into the air. Some types of filters are also capable of eliminating some VOCs.
  2. Thermal oxidizers: These systems work by burning the fumes at a high temperature, which destroys VOCs and particulates. This method is very effective, but can be costly in terms of energy.
  1. Carbon adsorbers: These use activated carbon to capture VOCs and particulates. Once the carbon is saturated, it can be reactivated by heat, allowing it to be reused.

The Balcells Group Solution for Fume Treatment

At Balcells Group, we are specialists in the coffee industry. We design, manufacture and install industrial machinery for coffee, nuts and cocoa processing, including fume treatment solutions. We understand that each company has its own unique needs and challenges, so we offer a range of solutions tailored to each customer.

Our fume treatment systems are designed to be highly efficient, helping you comply with environmental regulations while minimizing the impact on your energy consumption. In addition, all our equipment is designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards, ensuring long-term durability and performance.


Smoke/fumes management is a main aspect of coffee production. It is not only important to comply with environmental regulations, but also to protect human health and the environment. By implementing effective smoke treatment techniques, companies can work as carry out in a more sustainable and responsible manner.

At Balcells Group, we are committed to sustainability and innovation. Our mission is to provide solutions that allow you to operate more efficiently and sustainably. If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us.